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"Ghetto Qu'ran"
Artist: 50 Cent
Producers: Trackmasters
Release Year: 2000
Song Sampled: "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)"
Sample Release Year: 1973
Sample Effect: Marvin's backing vocal and subtle groove gets augmented by 50's bouncing drums and a more pronounced bass, giving it more drive than the original.
Why The Song Is Dope: Well the song itself is dope on music alone, but the lyrics are what probably led to a couple shootings amongst some of the hip-hop heavyweights in Queens. It's the track that got 50 labeled a snitch, and might have led to him getting shot nine times, as well as contributed to his feud with Ja Rule and Murder Inc. But, you know, the things you gotta do for hip-hop superstardom... —DR

"Ghetto Qu'ran"

Artist: 50 Cent
Producers: Trackmasters
Release Year: 2000
Song Sampled: "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)"
Sample Release Year: 1973
Sample Effect: Marvin's backing vocal and subtle groove gets augmented by 50's bouncing drums and a more pronounced bass, giving it more drive than the original.
Why The Song Is Dope: Well the song itself is dope on music alone, but the lyrics are what probably led to a couple shootings amongst some of the hip-hop heavyweights in Queens. It's the track that got 50 labeled a snitch, and might have led to him getting shot nine times, as well as contributed to his feud with Ja Rule and Murder Inc. But, you know, the things you gotta do for hip-hop superstardom... —DR

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50 Cent Has Been Throwing Shots At A Bunch Of People This Month

Over the last month 50 Cent has been rampage sending shots after shots at other people's way. Whether it's towards a music executive, artist or former friend, 50 has been very candid with his answers...

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Now that we've seen most of the mens clothing collections for spring of 2014, what better time then to let you know our favorites ones that have hit the market.   With al the dope spring lines that have dropped the collections are limitless! Streetwear fanatics  went crazy for the Supreme x Nike collection shutting down the SoHo location due to the chaos. We saw a lot of cool quilted garments and unique bold-print patterns.    We've looked through the collections and rounded up our 10 favorite spring collections.
Now that we've seen most of the mens clothing collections for spring of 2014, what better time then to let you know our favorites ones that have hit the market. With al the dope spring lines that have dropped the collections are limitless! Streetwear fanatics went crazy for the Supreme x Nike collection shutting down the SoHo location due to the chaos. We saw a lot of cool quilted garments and unique bold-print patterns. We've looked through the collections and rounded up our 10 favorite spring collections.
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The 10 Best Spring Collections Of 2014

Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of Nas' classic Illmatic, and the Queensbridge rapper has been everywhere honoring the record that put him on the map, releasing IllmaticXX, performing the album in its entirety at Coachella, and popping up to perform it again at last night's premiere of the Time Is Illmatic documentary. But with so much press surrounding Queens' finest, XXL is taking a different track today; we've asked eight rising New York rappers about Illmatic, their reactions to it and how it affected their lives. Some are younger than the album itself, most weren't old enough to understand it when it came out, but each developed their own affinity for it and took it to heart. From fellow Queens rappers Action Bronson and Chinx to Harlem's own Bodega Bamz, here are their stories. —XXL Staff
Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of Nas' classic Illmatic, and the Queensbridge rapper has been everywhere honoring the record that put him on the map, releasing IllmaticXX, performing the album in its entirety at Coachella, and popping up to perform it again at last night's premiere of the Time Is Illmatic documentary. But with so much press surrounding Queens' finest, XXL is taking a different track today; we've asked eight rising New York rappers about Illmatic, their reactions to it and how it affected their lives. Some are younger than the album itself, most weren't old enough to understand it when it came out, but each developed their own affinity for it and took it to heart. From fellow Queens rappers Action Bronson and Chinx to Harlem's own Bodega Bamz, here are their stories. —XXL Staff
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8 New York Rappers Explain Why Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ Is Important To Them

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